A historic regular season has led to Grant Ament being selected as a finalist for college lacrosse’s biggest individual prize, the Tewaaraton Award.
Ament, a redshirt junior Penn State attackman, has set the NCAA single season assist record with 78, and has been a key piece on the best offense in college lacrosse. He is also the first Tewaaraton finalist in Penn State history.
“It is an extremely humbling honor to be recognized alongside so many incredible players, but I would not be in the position without every one of my teammates,” Ament said in a statement. “It is an incredible feeling to represent Penn State lacrosse as the first Tewaaraton finalist, given how many amazing players have come through this program. This will hopefully carry on a culture of excellence here.”
Ament, who leads the nation with 7.21 points per game is one of five finalists for the award. He joins Pat Spencer of Loyola-Maryland, Michael Sowers of Princeton, TD Irelan of Yale, and Jared Bernhardt of Maryland. The winner will be announced during a ceremony in Washington D.C. on May 30.
The Nittany Lions will open NCAA Tournament play with a home game at Panzer Stadium on Sunday at noon against UMBC. You can catch the action on ESPNU.